What to Know When Replacing Your Air Conditioner06/06/2016What to Know When Replacing Your Air Conditioner An air conditioner replacement is a product that will be with you for the next 10-15 years. You want to make sure you’re catching the most out of your investment and we strive to help you along with that. Here are some pieces of knowledge you should have when the day comes for an air conditioner replacement. Choosing the Properly Sized System An inappropriately sized system may cost you in multiple ways, from purchase price to price of operation. You’ll want to have a professional come in and evaluate a load calculation on your space. Load calculations used to be made using an educated guess and were basically measured on a home’s square footage. Technology has come a long way and now, along with square footage, things such as: home foundation, window style and location, color of roofing, insulation and various other elements factor into a home’s load calculation. Check for Duct Leakage and Damage Your ducts are what dispense air throughout your home. If you’re buying a new system, you’ll want to be sure that new system is pushing air through quality ducts and you’re not losing efficiency through leaks. Leakage isn’t the only issue to be found in your ducts. If your ducts are not big enough, have kinks in them or have any obstructions -- those could cause your system to lack efficiency. Your system’s performance is altered greatly by how well your ducts can circulate your air. Your Replacement System’s SEER Rating SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) ratings measure the talent of your AC system. A system with higher efficiency takes less energy to cool your home which means lower utility bills. The federally mandated SEER rating for new air conditioners is 13 or 14 depending your region, with a ratings reaching up to 25. Defining the proper rating for your home isn’t as obvious as picking the highest number. Some other things to take into account are the weather in your region, how often you’ll run your system and how long you’ll be residing in your household. Our specialists can walk you through all of your inquiries regarding purchasing an air conditioner replacement. We understand a new system is a huge investment and we wish to help you make the leading decisions for the comfort of your home. If you are searching for a new system or have any questions or concerns regarding your home comfort give us a call at 954-562-0009 or schedule an appointment with us online.